Athena Silversmith

Indigenous People's Day is Oct. 10

Athena Silversmith pays tribute to Indigenous People's Day with an original sterling silver necklace that consists of an 18-inch chain and an Aztec pendant. This necklace is  now available for $100 in the online store. Formerly called Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples´ Day is now observed in many states on the second Monday in October. In 2021, President Biden became the first-ever president to issue a proclamation declaring the day recognized the contributions of native Americans to this country.

According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2020, 9.7 million are American Indian and Alaska Native, representing 2.9 percent of the U.S. population. States with the largest native populations include California, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, North Carolina, Washington,  Alaska,  New York and South Dakota.